Business

Southwest Airlines adding new Fort Myers-Houston service

Laura Ruane, News-Press.com Southwest Airlines will start Saturday-only nonstop service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) on April 11. The new air service was first announced locally this morning as Lee County commissioners met as the port authority board. Houston-Hobby is seven miles from downtown Houston. It was…

Southwest Expects to Boost Capacity 6% in 2015

By Susan Carey, The Wall Street Journal Southwest Airlines Co. expects to raise its capacity 6% next year, Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo said Monday in an investor-day briefing. But the growth will mostly come from adding more seats to its planes and flying longer distances, with only a 1% planned increase in the number…

City Council supports renovation of Gus Wortham Golf Course

Houston City Council unanimously supported (17-0) a resolution today to preserve and renovate Gus Wortham Golf Course. Council is also committed to work with the Houston Botanic Garden Board and facilitate the development of a botanic garden at Glenbrook. The unanimous decision demonstrated that city council is fully supportive of our effort to renovate Gus…

Flight museum unveils Ellington plans

South Belt Ellington Leader The Lone Star Flight Museum unveiled the master plan for its new state-of-the-art, 130,000-square-foot facility at a press conference hosted by Houston Mayor Annise Parker Monday, Oct. 27, at Ellington Airport. The museum will feature interactive, educational exhibits focusing on aviation history, science, technology, and more allowing visitors to explore and…

EECOC Member Connections – Reliant & Ace Hardware

Houston East End Chamber provides resources and events for us to further rebuild our business network. Our newest member connection was formed between Kelton Charles of Reliant and Keyur Amin of Gateway Ace Hardware, when Ace Hardware on Telephone Rd. signed up for the special electricity pricing offered by Reliant to our members. It also…

Scott McClelland

Local Industry Global Economy Luncheon

Hear from Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Houston, about the Local Industry and the Global Economy. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity and register today. Sponsorship and Expo Booth opportunities are also available. For more information click here. Have Questions? Contact Ridhima Sharma at 713-926-3305 or ridhima@eecoc.org.

Breakfast Exchange

Join us at our Breakfast Exchange & meet key business prospects. Give a 60-second “commercial” on YOUR business to more than 40 prospective customers. Build relationships to move your business forward and receive contact information on all attendees for immediate follow-up! Complimentary breakfast will be provided. DATE : Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 TIME : 8:30…

Hobby airport will get a new private aircraft service in November

Lisa Holmes, Houston Business Journal New York-based Wheels Up, which is a membership-based private aviation company, will begin offering service out of Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), according to the Houston Chronicle. The aircraft company is slated to begin service out of Hobby on Nov. 1, offering flights from Houston and Dallas to local…

Small Business Economic Development Summit

The District K council office, in conjunction with the City of Houston, Greater Houston Black Chamber, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Partnership, and the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, is hosting a Small Business Economic Development Summit on Monday, October, 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m….